Month: April 2017

MYOG: Crampon Bag

If you have read any of my previous articles I first stepped into MYOG (Make Your Own Gear) with an attempt at a bivy sack. Long story short, your first attempt at MYOG should not be a large project like a bivy sack, start small. I never finished that project but learned a lot form it and am getting ready for attempt two.

Before starting off on attempt two of the Bivy sack, I decided to try something small. On my Mt Whitney tip, I carried Crampons for the entire trip. I was fortunate I did because of the early season trip, we would not have been able to complete the hike without them.

I hated placing my crampons in my pack each time I used them, because I was afraid their tips would puncture everything in my pack. They also would get everything wet.

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MSR has New Gear for 2017!

First off I am not being paid by MSR nor do I have any special connection with them.

Now that I got that out of the way, I have to say I am pretty excited for a few of their new products for the year, despite there website currently having some issues. I kindly informed them, and they worked quickly to fix it:

Anywho, back on topic to what I am excited about from MSR this year.

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